Players suggestion helps USC defense

first_imgCOLUMBIA – After watching their unit get trampled by Texas A&M during the first half, South Carolina linebackers Skai Moore and T.J. Holloman knew something had to change.USC linebacker Skai Moore (10) celebrates after picking up a Vanderbilt fumble at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Saturday, October 17, 2015.USC linebacker Skai Moore (10) celebrates after picking up a Vanderbilt fumble at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Saturday, October 17, 2015.They went to co-defensive coordinator Jon Hoke and suggested just that.“We just realized that, Cover One or Cover Two, we just wanted to come in there and stick to the basics, simplify it so there wouldn’t be any questions by anybody,” said Holloman. “Everybody had to be accountable for their responsibilities, for their gaps. We just wanted to simplify it by playing base defense.”Hoke agreed to the plan offered by his linebackers and it worked to a large extent.After allowing 21 first half points and 383 yards, the Gamecocks held A&M to one offensive touchdown and 161 offensive yards in the final two periods.“That was the first time it happened, but I’m glad he took our word for it,” said Moore, who leads the team in tackles (83), interceptions (four) and tackles for loss (five).  “It was just us simplifying everything and everyone knowing where our help is coming from and where to be.“I feel like it made a little bit of a difference because everyone knew what they were doing.”The production and leadership of Moore and Holloman probably made it easier for Hoke to listen to the duo’s plan.“They’ve got some common sense too.,” USC coach Shawn Elliott said. “They can come to us. It’s no different than a Brandon Wilds coming up to us and saying, ‘Hey, this play right here, I see it a lot better than this. Our line can block it a lot better to the left side than the right side.’“Simple suggestions, this is what it’s about. I can certainly tell you, there’s not one of us sitting right here in this room today that has all the answers and for a player to come up and have the ability to communicate to his coach about, ‘Hey, let’s try to do this,’ I think that says a lot about what they can say to a coach and vice versa, and for him to say, okay, let’s go do it. I think it’s a pretty good situation, to tell you the truth.”According to Holloman, the statistics proved he, Moore and the other defensive leaders that suggested a change were correct.“We had missed assignments,” said Holloman. “The first half we had a ton of missed assignments. We watched the film (Monday). A bunch of guys weren’t in their gaps. A bunch of guys didn’t stick with their man. They let their man go.“The second half we cleaned it up, simplified everything and we fit the system right.”While the Gamecocks don’t anticipate the same thing happening Saturday against Tennessee, they are happy they’re suggested adjustments were both accepted and worked.“It’s just simple, we can get lined up and play,” said strong safety D. J. Smith. “We get lined up and we play faster.  He gave us a call and it was already set before we would go in there.“Whatever (personnel grouping Texas A&M had) we had a call for it. We were ready. We already knew what was going to happen.”last_img read more

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UK men’s soccer eyes C-USA title

first_imgKentucky’s 16th-ranked men’s soccer team can claim the Conference USA regular-season title in its finale at home Friday against seventh-ranked Charlotte. The Wildcats (10-3-4) haven’t lost in nine straight matches, led by goalie Callum Irving, who has recorded a school-record 10 clean sheets this season.“They’ve done a great job – young team – buying into our system, our beliefs, as well as understanding that becoming good is a process; it takes a lot of time,” coach Johan Cedergren said. “Our end goal, in the next couple years, is the Final Four. Be great if we do that this year. I wouldn’t mind that at all.”Kentucky has already beaten reigning national champion Notre Dame and reigning league champion New Mexico this season. Cedergren has built his program to the point that he believes players like Irving, defender Jordan Wilson and midfielders Kristoffer Tollefsen and Napo Matsoso are “some of the best players in the country … would make any first 11 on any team in the country.”But the Cats want a trophy to validate their progress.“The Kentucky men’s soccer program hasn’t won a title since 2004,” Cedergren said, “so it’s about time for us to do that again.”last_img read more

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Brown scores hat-trick in Uefa Youth League win

first_imgChelsea youngster Charlie Brown scored a hat-trick in the space of 10 second-half minutes as the Blues’ Under-19 side thrashed Molde to reach the second round of the Uefa Youth League.Having demolished them 10-1 in the first leg, Chelsea beat the Norwegian outfit 4-0 in the away leg to go through 14-1 on aggregate.Tino Anjorin opened the scoring and the hosts fared relatively well this time before Brown struck three times in the final 10 minutes.Chelsea’s opponents in the next round will be IF Elfsborg of Sweden. Embed from Getty Images See also:Chelsea coach Ianni charged with improper conductChelsea give permission for Mount and Tomori to play against themAlonso signs new five-year Chelsea contractHazard struggling with back problem, Sarri confirmsChelsea will accept FA’s punishment for Ianni’s outburst – SarriBATE Borisov boss in bullish mood ahead of Chelsea gameWho are BATE Borisov? The lowdown on Chelsea’s Europa League opponentsLoftus-Cheek ‘delighted’ with hat-trickThe main talking points ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League clashcenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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MLS retail jerseys

first_img Sign in to follow this   22,252 posts MJWalker45 Favourite Logos:Florida Everblades,Devil Rays 413 posts 17,646 posts Sign in to follow this   Forums Home Recommended Posts 378 Share this post 0 378 Members 2,517 skreeeeeeonk Members 378 1 Location:Tampa MLS retail jerseys All Activity Moderators Posted November 1, 2011 Followers 0 Ben7 SportsLogos.Net Ben7 Location:Europe 571 posts Sports Logo News Members 5 Link to post 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. Columbus Crew offered hone and away at different sports stores that first year. I used to have the home and away shirt from the first year. MLS retail jerseys 3,480 posts Location:Tampa Bay Location:East Providence MLS retail jerseys Go To Topic Listing Location:North Andover, MA 0 0 Sports Logo News 5,026 Members Location:San Antonio, Texas Favourite Logos:Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks Can’t help you myself, however whoever runs the (unofficial) MLS archives website, maybe can.Otherwise you might find your answer(s) at the BigSoccer Forums or MLS and it’s clubs directly. TBGKon Share this post Posted October 25, 2011 Share on other sitescenter_img Link to post 2,517 Share on other sites 0 Members 127 Posted November 2, 2011 TBGKon 0 1 I own both the home and away for the 1996 New England Revolution set. Share on other sites Link to post SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Posted October 29, 2011 5 DGivens87 Beantown77 You don’t kill people you don’t know. That’s a rule. Share this post All Activity Sports Logos Does anyone recall MLS or the individual teams selling replica or authentic jerseys in 1996 that weren’t in the respective teams’ primary (home) color? I know for the second season that both colors were produced for most teams but if anyone can definitively remember or produce proof of retail away or change shirts I would appreciate it. I’m trying to determine whether or not a specific shirt was ever made available. Thanks. 5 1 By twi, October 25, 2011 in Sports Logo News Beantown77 Does anyone recall MLS or the individual teams selling replica or authentic jerseys in 1996 that weren’t in the respective teams’ primary (home) color? I know for the second season that both colors were produced for most teams but if anyone can definitively remember or produce proof of retail away or change shirts I would appreciate it. I’m trying to determine whether or not a specific shirt was ever made available. Thanks.IIRC, I think I may have seen a teal/black Revolution jersey made by Xara (sp?) back in the late 90s. It obviously wasn’t an official jersey, but I’m guessing it was more of a “fashion” jersey than anything else.Probably so, I remember seeing a yellow with royal blue script Mutiny jersey in the late 90s Share on other sites Share this post Share this post 2,517 127 Share on other sites Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 2,062 posts Link to post Link to post Sports Logos Forums Home Share this post 5,026 Link to post MJWalker45 127 twi Does anyone recall MLS or the individual teams selling replica or authentic jerseys in 1996 that weren’t in the respective teams’ primary (home) color? I know for the second season that both colors were produced for most teams but if anyone can definitively remember or produce proof of retail away or change shirts I would appreciate it. I’m trying to determine whether or not a specific shirt was ever made available. Thanks.IIRC, I think I may have seen a teal/black Revolution jersey made by Xara (sp?) back in the late 90s. It obviously wasn’t an official jersey, but I’m guessing it was more of a “fashion” jersey than anything else. DGivens87 Followers 0 Posted October 29, 2011 5,026 Posted November 1, 2011 twilast_img read more

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Tipp footballers remain depleted by injury

first_imgSunday’s game in Semple Stadium will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM. Tipperary Senior Football manager Liam Kearns is having to plan without a number of players for this weekends League clash with Fermanagh.An understrength Premier lost out to Meath in their opening match last weekend.Speaking after that game in Navan Kearns admitted his injury woes don’t look like easing anytime soon.last_img

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Recap: Orioles Drop Game Two in Toronto

first_imgPlease follow and like us: Tonight the Baltimore Orioles dropped Game Two of a three-game series to the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-2.The main issue the Orioles have had this season is pitching, which was evident tonight. Dylan Bundy started the game, and deemed “losing pitcher”. He was in for four innings, allowed ten hits, gave up seven runs, three of which were homeruns. His record is now 7-12, 5.31 ERA.The Orioles offense was still there, trying to make things even, by fell short with two runs (Cedric Mullins, homerun) in seven hits.last_img

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Comets keep slipping

first_imgBy Nick Creely FOOTBALL FEDERATION VICTORIA SOCCER WRAP – ROUND 13 STATE LEAGUE 1 – SOUTH EAST The Casey Comets’…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Weekend what’s on

first_imgThe Original Mustangs The Original Mustangs, a six-piece band featuring popular vocalist Linda Cook (better known in the 60’s as…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Battin flags fire royal commission

first_imgA Guy Government royal commission into the state’s fire services has been revamped by Emergency Services Shadow Minister Brad Battin….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Kyra Gillespie last_img

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The race is on

first_imgNow that Nomination Day is over, we know that there are thirteen parties – down from the nineteen that had declared their intention and symbols – that will be contesting the March 2 General and Regional Elections. It is possible by tomorrow that number may be further reduced since the GECOM Secretariat would have scrutinised the lists for duplications and other transgressions of the rules of the nomination process.Only three of the parties were able to field candidates in all ten regions and as such claim to be “national” parties. Ironically, the party that joined the PNC-led APNU/AFC and the PPP/C was the URP, which has been around since 1992 but has never been able to garner even close to the number of votes to match the number of signatures which allowed them to compete. It is very unlikely that any of the other new parties would be able to better the URP’s abysmal performance.But what might encourage them to continue with their seemingly quixotic effort is the role that such other insignificant entities, such as Keith Scott’s National Democratic Party, which was absorbed by the PNC-played to allow the latter to claim “national representation”. They are actuated by the cold calculus of power and actually undermine the necessity for actual democratic legitimacy based on popular support. Can anyone with a straight face say that APNU’s five “parties” and the AFC represent Guyana’s diversity equitably?We are therefore left with a race in which there are only two parties going into the stretch. On one hand, we have the PNC which seems determined to continue with the charade of inclusivity built with smoke and mirrors of one-man parties. And on the other, we have the PPP, which has eschewed that patently offensive ploy to hoodwink the Guyanese populace. As their Candidate Irfaan Ali informed the latter at their campaign launch, the PPP is using the model of the original PPP, which was founded “three scores and ten years ago”.To wit, to enter this game-changing election – equivalent to the 1953 one which heralded the political independence movement but this time promising economic independence with the onset of oil – with an agglomeration of like-minded young, bright minds that are more au fait with the demands of a globalised millennium economy. Unlike the absorption of a welter of paper parties that are silenced by the disequilibrium of size between them and the PNC, the PPP’s approach to garner young professionals from across the divides, who bring diverse views to the table where the “old heads” act as mentors, creates a cohesive force that can take Guyana forward.Even though it could not have been easy, the PPP has convinced most of their old guard that the old must make way for the new, while still retaining a contributory role. This approach obviates the need for the debilitating manoeuvrings within the PNC-led coalition of the various “partners” to jockey for influence – and even attention – from the PNC. The PPP has always been very open about the ancillary nature of their Civic component, which provides a base for those individuals “from various classes and strata” who have not become members of the party, to work together with them.After experiencing five years of the PNC-model of Government for Guyana, the people are in a position to gauge the aptness of the vehicle their country needs at this juncture. Just as in biology, in politics, form dictates function. It should be self-evident to most open-minded Guyanese that a government that is pulling in two or more directions cannot accomplish what is necessary for the transformation of their long-suffering country. The disgraceful episode where David Granger toyed with Khemraj Ramjattan like a cat playing with a mouse, on whether he would or would not be the Prime Ministerial candidate as was explicitly agreed to, does not give much confidence on what lies ahead if their coalition were to continue in office.last_img read more

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